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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: two tremendous tremors, death toll rises, devastating images

The death toll in Turkey and Syria caused by the earthquake that struck southern Turkey last night has risen to at least 831.

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria in the night of Feb. 6.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the quake. In addition to homes, the Church of the Annunciation in Iskenderun, a Catholic cathedral dating back to the 19th century, almost completely collapsed. Reduced to a pile of rubble is Gaziantep Castle, a Roman-era structure built in the third century.

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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
Turkey and Syria earthquake, the number of confirmed victims continues to rise. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria on the night of Feb. 6. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the quake. In addition to homes, the Church of the Annunciation at Iskenderun, a Catholic cathedral dating back to the 19th century, almost completely collapsed. Reduced to a pile of rubble is the castle at Gaziantep, a Roman-era structure built in the third century. Rescue operations continue, many people are still estimated to be under the rubble, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is constantly being briefed on the situation. Alert tsunami lifted.
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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Turkey and Syria earthquake Feb. 6, 2023, devastating tremors, the two worst of magnitude 7.9 and 7.5
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